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Shropshire to promote its links with Lord Hill and the 200th anniversary of The Battle of Waterloo

18th March 2015


Some of Shropshire's top visitor attractions are joining forces with Shropshire Council to highlight the county's links with The Battle of Waterloo. Together, they aim to encourage visitors and local residents to explore places associated with General Lord Hill, one of the Duke of Wellington's most trusted generals at the Battle.

Eye spy Easter fun for eagle eyed youngsters

18th March 2015


With the Easter break only week's away, organisers at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford are busy preparing for two whole weeks of family entertainment. With a First World War themed 'Spot the Slang' trail and glider craft activities to choose from, children of all ages are sure to have fun.

EASTER FUN FOR YOUNGSTERS AT FAMILY DAY

17th March 2015


Young visitors to a family day at the RAF Museum Cosford next week can take part in fun Easter activities organised by students at City of Wolverhampton College. Youngsters can make an Easter basket, play with chocolate scented play-doh, have their face painted as an Easter bunny, and dress up and pretend to be a pilot or member of airline cabin crew at the event on Wednesday 25 March.

Fishmore Hall appoints Andrew Birch as Head Chef

11th March 2015


Fishmore Hall is delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Birch as Head Chef. Previously Senior Sous Chef of the 3AA Rosette and Michelin-starred Montague Arms in Hampshire, Birch joins Acorn Award winner and owner of the boutique hotel, Laura Penman, to re-launch Forelles restaurant for Spring 2015.

Castle View B&B's Award-Winning Marmalade

6th March 2015


Shropshire Tourism member Joyce Cook, owner of Castle View B&B in Stokesay near Craven Arms, is celebrating after winning Gold for her homemade Lemon & Ginger jelly and Bronze for her Seville marmalade at The 10th Annual World's Original Marmalade Awards and Festival.

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust wins prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award

4th March 2015


Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has won a prestigious 2015 Hudson's Heritage Award in the Best Family Day Out Category. Established in 2011, the annual awards are an independently judged national scheme open to historic houses, gardens, museums and heritage sites and celebrate the very best visitor experiences.

Women in the RAF – Stars through Adversity

2nd March 2015


Date: 10 March 2015. Time: 9.30am to 3.15pm. Next month will see events all around the world celebrating International Women's Day, held on 8 March each year. This annual celebration is an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. This year, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is teaming up with the RAF for an event entitled 'Women in the RAF – Stars through Adversity'.

Thousands of miniature models to be displayed at Cosford

2nd March 2015


After a busy February Half Term week at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, which has seen over 1,000 children take part in a model making activity, families with a new found interest in the hobby can explore it further at the Shropshire Scale Model Show, taking place on Sunday 12 April 2015. Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm. FREE entry.

Tantalise your tastebuds at Shrewsbury Food Festival

25th February 2015


Dates for you diary – 27th & 28th June 2015: Showcasing the great tastes of Shropshire and beyond, Shrewsbury Food Festival is prepping up for a third year of flavoursome fun. Featuring a hot food court, artisan bars and celebrity chef demonstrations organisers have found a recipe for success - early tickets are already selling like hot cakes.

Half Term activities at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

13th February 2015


The award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre will be open to welcome families all through the February half term!

'Hug a Hill' this Valentine's day in Shropshire

13th February 2015


Organisers are encouraging people to sign up to give iconic Oswestry hillfort a 'heritage hug' this February 14th.

Shropshire Tourism Become Species Champions of the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly

10th February 2015


Shropshire Tourism, the not-for-profit marketing organisation for the county, has become a 'species champion' of the Silver-studded Blue Butterfly.

Half term at Severn Valley Country Park

6th February 2015


Staff at the Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley are currently preparing for February half term.

Shropshire businesses help Red Cross Great Summer Garden Event grow

5th February 2015


Businesses in Shropshire are getting behind the British Red Cross' annual fundraiser, the Great Summer Gardening Event, donating vital funds to help ensure the event is bigger than ever before.

Valentine gift - Gourmet Cycle Tour with bicycle made for two

5th February 2015


Wheely Wonderful Cycling has launched a new gourmet cycling short break holiday in the English/Welsh borders. Ideal as a Valentine gift for keen cyclists.

Home Sweet Home family workshops at Coalport China Museum

5th February 2015


Join in the Easter family workshops at Coalport China Museum, near Ironbridge where you make your own Tea Light Holders, inspired by the beautiful and intricate china cottage models known as the Coalport Pastille Burners. The 'Home Sweet Home' hands-on sessions will be held 30th March - 3rd April and 6th - 10th April.

Open Cockpits Evening tickets go on sale

5th February 2015


Tickets for the popular aviation enthusiasts' event 'Open Cockpits Evening' at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, are now on sale through the Museum's website. Just 300 tickets per evening will be available for this exclusive event, where a wide range of aircraft will be available for close viewing on the night: including transport aircraft, jet fighters and unique research airframes.

SVR'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY YEAR SET TO BE ITS BUSIEST YET

2nd February 2015


The future's not just bright; it's golden for the Severn Valley Railway (SVR) as it looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015 with a special programme of events alongside its usual schedule of family and enthusiast favourites.

Shrewsbury Steam Rally to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Sentinel Factory

30th January 2015


The County of Salop Steam Engine Society's 2015 Rally, taking place 30-31 August, is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Sentinel factory being established in Shrewsbury.

Half term fun for Airfix model makers

29th January 2015


If you’re looking for something exciting to entertain the children this February Half Term, the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford is inviting families to participate in a fun model making activity. Taking place from Monday 16 to Friday 20 February, visitors will have the opportunity to build a First World War Airfix kit.